Freitag, 13. Februar 2009

rpm.livna.org is not dead

rpm.livna.org is unreachable -- but that are just temporary DNS problems, so the rumors of livna's death are greatly exaggerated. rpm.livna.org will stay as a add-on to the repositories from RPM Fusion for the foreseeable future.

The rpm.livna.org mirrors still work and yum will automatically use one of them. You can find the release-rpm on mirrors like the one on http://ftp-stud.fht-esslingen.de/pub/Mirrors/ in case you need it for a fresh Fedora install.

Update: The DNS for livna.org will likely be unavailable for at least a few days, likely a week or more. So spread the news to make sure everyone is aware of the fact that rpm.linva.org is still alive and remains usable thanks to the mirrors.

Update2: Use this command to enable livna on a fresh install:
su -c 'rpm -Uvh http://ftp-stud.fht-esslingen.de/pub/Mirrors/rpm.livna.org/livna-release.rpm'
After that adjust the repo file to let it retrieve the mirrorlist from one of the mirrors:
su -c "sed -i 's|http://rpm.livna.org/mirrorlist|http://ftp-stud.fht-esslingen.de/pub/Mirrors/rpm.livna.org/mirrorlist|' /etc/yum.repos.d/livna.repo"
The latter command should be used as workaround on exiting Fedora install as well if yum is unable to retrieve the mirrorlist!

Kommentare:

Anonym hat gesagt…

Want to share what happened to the DNS?

Thorsten "thl" Leemhuis hat gesagt…

> Want to share what happened to the DNS?

I would, but I have no idea what exactly went wrong. I just asked on IRC and got told: "anvil says 1 week of downtime; even its slave seems dead"

Anonym hat gesagt…

The problem I have is that yum cannot find the mirrorlist:

Could not retrieve mirrorlist http://rpm.livna.org/mirrorlist error was
[Errno 4] IOError: urlopen error (-3, 'Temporary failure in name resolution')>
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: livna. Please verify its path and try again

Is there an address I can manually point it at?

Thorsten Leemhuis hat gesagt…

> The problem I have is that yum cannot find the mirrorlist:

I updated the post to answer this question (it's the sed call you'll need)

Anonym hat gesagt…

> I updated the post to answer this question (it's the sed call you'll need)

Thank you very much. That worked very well indeed. (Note however, that the full command is present on your page but that - on my browser at least - the last part is not actually visible).

Thanks again!

morecambe81 hat gesagt…

Many thanks for this, Thorsten. Vlc working a treat on Fedora 10

Toma hat gesagt…

Many thanks for this post, appreciated!
I have been trying to my problem with package manager and updates for a few weeks!

Anonym hat gesagt…

Any new information about what the problem is or how long it will continue?

Anonym hat gesagt…

Good to see this is finally fixed and that the workaround isn't needed anymore. Hope it's permanent.

[root@localhost ~]# host rpm.livna.org
rpm.livna.org is an alias for benden.crazyfrogs.org.
benden.crazyfrogs.org has address 193.28.235.40
[root@localhost ~]#